Get ready for action, drama and plenty of tears and laughter when the hugely successful realty-renovation competition The Block,
hosted by Scott Cam, introduces four couples who are taking on one of the toughest but potentially most rewarding challenges they will ever face. The couples will move into four identical and near-derelict apartments in the same building, with little more than the clothes they are wearing.
Five couples make their way to Port Melbourne where they meet Scotty Cam at the biggest Block ever. Our teams hit the ground running with a 48 hour $5,000 challenge.
It's a race to finish the 48 hour challenge and the couples do their best to impress the judges; Neale Whitaker, Darren Palmer and Shaynna Blaze. The highest score means first pick of the apartments.
Our five teams are thrown in the deep end with enormous master bathrooms to renovate. Some teams spend big on tiles and gold-plated taps, while one couple rolls the dice on a game-changing move.
Five incredible master bathrooms are completed and revealed. For some teams it is a frantic race to the finish, but one couple enjoys a casual breakfast on the morning of the reveal.
A new week of renovating kicks off with walls being demolished and the block contestants surrounded by building dust and debris. It's guest bedroom week and our savvy renovators know that clever design is key to impressing the judges.
Andy and Ben create an art deco inspired feature in their bedroom and Carlene is inspired by wallpaper for her room. Foreman Keith reminds all the contestants that heritage features must be restored.
Scotty and Shelley arrive to check on progress and reveal some extravagant bathroom budgets from last week that could spell disaster for some couples.
After seven gruelling days of renovating their guest bedrooms, the teams are keen to impress the judges with their ideas. There's more art deco design from some couples, while others have struggled to embrace the style of the building.
Master bathroom week kicks off and planning is crucial early in the week. For Julia and Sasha, planning takes on a whole new meaning when hours are lost selecting tiles. The teams meet Scotty and Jenna from Fans versus Faves for a challenge.
The bathroom dramas continue for Julia and Sasha, and foremen Keith and Dan step in with a special treat for Julia. Dan and Carleen employ the services of a buyer's advocate, in a move they hope will put them ahead of their competition.
Scotty and Shelley arrive for an update on progress and they're keen to find out which team is responsible for after hours construction noise. The contestants take on their biggest challenge so far when they check out the plans for the rooftop.
Our contestants reveal five very different master bathrooms. One couple impresses Darren with their fresh take on traditional art deco design, while another team disappoints when the judges discover there is no toilet!
Sasha takes the decorating reins and chooses a faux snake skin wallpaper, that Julia hates! Novice renovators Andy and Ben come up with a clever move for their apartment that impresses Keith and Dan, and could be a game changing move.
With four days until their guest bedrooms and walk in robes are due for judging, the teams are called to HQ for their first challenge, and the chance to win $5,000 cash and a bonus point! It's a restoration and re-purposing challenge.
Keith and Dan have bad news for Will and Karlie, who have planned on a concrete floor for a large portion of their apartment. Ben and Andy continue their practical jokes on baby boomers Dan and Carleen.
Its reveal time for five guest bedrooms, four walk in wardrobes and one ensuite bathroom that impresses all three judges. For one couple, feedback from the judges is devastating and things go from bad to worse when the scores are revealed.
Another big week begins when the teams get started on their living and dining rooms. Planning the perfect space is key this week and a bitter feud begins for two couples.
The teams have a chance to win a share of $10,000. They must create a home away from home at a Stayz property, embracing the artist and stylist within. Julia and Sasha struggle to see eye to eye on the planning of their dining room.
Its a gruelling week for all the teams. Ceilings must be redone, floors are ripped up and hefty fines are issued for after hours noise. Julia and Sasha's week goes from bad to worse.
It's the explosive end to a massive week of renovating. Julia and Sasha struggle to get their room finished and Julia isn't happy with the result. Ben and Andy, the self proclaimed style king, argue about their dining table.
The teams are battling it out for the most luxurious master bedrooms and walk in wardrobes they can afford. Dwindling budgets and tight deadlines keep everyone on their toes. The buyers jury judges the best apartment so far.
The teams meet Scotty and Shelley for a soap making and wood turning challenge. There's a chance to win $5000 cash, and the winning soap will be stocked in David Jones stores across Australia.
As the week continues everyone is feeling the budget squeeze, and it goes from bad to worse for one team who are fined $2000 for using power tools after hours.
The teams race to reveal their master bedrooms and walk in robes. The judges are underwhelmed by some efforts then overwhelmed by impressive features and luxury finishes. Only one team can take home the much need $10,000 in prize money.
The contestants begin their seventh week of renovating, with the hallways, laundries and powder rooms next on the agenda. Progress is very slow as teams hold each other up and Andy and Ben have major budget problems.
The teams arrive in Devonport after a night on the Spirit of Tasmania. They meet Scotty and Shelley for a challenge where they must design a table for their terraces. It's an opportunity to win some rare and expensive Tasmanian timber.
Scotty and Shelley arrive at The Block to check on progress and discover that deadlines are getting the better of some contestants. It is mayhem with three areas to deliver, and some teams wonder if they'll finish their rooms.
Tempers fray and frustration takes hold as it becomes clear that some teams will not finish. However there's plenty of wows from the judges, and one team walks away with $10,000.
After inspecting each other's hallways, laundries and powder rooms, friendships fracture. Attention quickly turns to kitchens and Keith and Dan call a meeting to ensure that all the kitchens are completed this week.
There's a chance for one team to win $5000 cash. With the help of a craftsman, each team must build a dining table for their terrace, in a theme allocated to them. Block All Stars Dan and Dani are guest judges.
Kitchen week gets the better of the contestants and budgets are drying up. Designs take shape as installation begins but some teams aren't happy with the outcome.
Its the end of kitchen week and the teams have put their very best efforts into delivering five unique and impressive kitchens. The judges have trouble deciding who will take home the $10,000.
The most important week of renovating begins as the teams begin work on their terraces. Each team is given $5,000 to spend on their re-do room, and it's a chance to improve on the worst room they've delivered.
Work on the terraces and roof top garden continues and Keith and Dan go through each apartment with a long list of defects that need fixing. The teams have a chance to win some cash with a dinner party challenge.
The team who puts on the best dinner party for Brendan Fevola and partner Alex will win $6000 cash in tonight's challenge. Second place takes home $4000 so the stakes are high
Tonight the contestants hand over their completed terraces and re-do rooms. The judges are impressed but opinions are divided and the scores are tight. The teams discover Scotty's big secret as he reveals their final challenge.
Work on the challenge apartment begins and when the treasurer and project manager is appointed, alliances are formed and things get off to a rocky start.
The challenge apartment takes shape and it's a roller coaster ride for the teams with sickness, stress and trouble. There's also a sleepover planned, Keith and Dan hand out the lists of defects.
Scotty and Shelley arrive to check on progress. The teams have the chance to win $20,000, $15,000 or $10,000 off their reserves this week and the competition heats up.
Five rooms in the challenge apartment are completed. The judges decide which team has the advantage on auction day. First place receives $20,000 off their reserve price, second place $15,000 and third place $10,000 off their reserves.
The contestants begin their final rooms in the challenge apartment. The budget blues hit hard as Kim's allocation of funds doesn't please any of the other teams and friendships are tested as ten weeks of renovating takes it's toll.
Scotty arrives to talk budget with treasurer Kim and it isn't good news when Scotty is out of pocket. Kim has some welcome news for all the teams except for one. There's a chance to win $5000 cash in Scotty's last challenge.
Scotty and Shelley inspect progress of the challenge apartment. All the Blockheads forget their differences and head out to celebrate Chris's birthday and the celebrations are full of surprises.
The Block is officially complete as the teams hand over their final rooms of the challenge apartment. There's a guest judge and another chance to win money off their reserve prices.
It's time for the contestants to celebrate all they have accomplished in 11 long weeks. Then the five weary teams move out and head home and the Block is open for inspection to the public for the first time.